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gsxr_1000
10-04-2004, 08:29 AM
My kitchen sink fills with water until I run the disposal. The disposal runs freely. Also, when the diswasher runs, the sink fills with water until I run the disposal.

I have removed the trap and snaked the drain with a 25' snake with no luck.

Is this a problem with the disposal or the drain vent?

I am going to remove the trap tonight and fill the disposal to see if water drains out (I should have tested this before).

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

LonnythePlumber
10-04-2004, 10:48 AM
Your sink drain is stopped up. Often 25 foot isn't enough to reach your main line and you need a power sink machine with a head that scrapes the sides of the pipes to open the drain. Poking a hole through the clog only works for a little while.

gsxr_1000
10-04-2004, 11:31 AM
Even though the sink drains when I run the disposal, the drain is clogged? Ok. I guess that means that I am going to have to call a plumber to get this fixed. Thanks for the help! :)

LonnythePlumber
10-04-2004, 11:52 AM
The disposer acts as a pump and forces the water through. Sometimes the water spits back at you when you shut the disposer off. You need a plumber.